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John has completed 46 years working in Ipswich's town parks.. Thank you John.

Thank you Marita! There will be bacon (or egg) rolls in the Woolpack pub after the Dawn Chorus Walk on the 2nd May.  These are free to members and £5 to non-members. You can join on line now or on the day for a free breakfast.  Membership gives offers on books, outings and our newsletter full of information three times a year.  

  • 19th July Ipswich Community Wind Band
  • 26th July Stowmarket Concert Band
  • 2nd August Colchester Band sponsored by Coes
  • 9th August Ipswich Hospital Band sponsored by Scrutton Bland

The concert series is sponsored by the Greyhound pub 

 A number of horse chestnuts in the park are suffering from horse chestnut leaf miners (Cameraria ohridella), a moth that attacks the trees and leads to the brown leaves that we’re now used to seeing all year round.

David Miller's book Ipswich Arboretum:A History & Celebration which documents the history of the Christchurch Park arboretum has sold more than 500 copies in the last two months.

Orwell Astronomical Society are coming back to the Park on Saturday February 28th. The evening starts at 7pm and will finish at 9pm. 

Park Run meets outside Christchurch Mansion every Saturday at 9am from now until late Spring.

  • Historic Vehicle Run - 3rd May from 10am to 1pm

  • EACH Colour Run - 7th June from 10am to 3pm

  • Music Day - 5th July from 12 to 8pm

  • Mela/Global Rhythm - 11th July from 12 to 7pm

  • Ipswich Half Marathon - 20th September from 10am

  • Cycle Swarm - 4th October from 8am to 5pm

  • Big Fun Run - 17th October from 10am - 1pm

David Miller signing copies of the Arboretum book in Waterstones yesterday afternoon. There are copies available in Waterstones, WH Smiths, the library and the Reg Driver Centre.   The book includes a wonderful trail to follow exploring the trees of this beautiful Arboretum.

The 5km Parkrun is back and they are looking for volunteer marshalls and time keepers. Let them know if you would like to help out. It really is a great experience. Have a look at their photographs of the run today.

Ipswich parkrun